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1 week ago

Project Tango is a portal to another world

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The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro is the size of a basketball shoe, it has rough software, and it's going on sale at a hardware store. That's a strange mixed bag for Lenovo's first US smartphone offering, but still in all, I couldn't wait to try it out.

That's because the Phab 2 Pro is more than just a weirdo phablet: it's the first commercially-available smartphone with Tango, Google's augmented reality platform. In the couple days I've had with the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, I've put raptors on my breakfast table, test-fit expensive couches in my living room and remotely measured the dimensions of everything in sight. Are these glimpses of the future of augmented reality worth the $499 price tag (and the bevy of bugs that Lenovo's software packs along with it)? Find out in MrMobile's hands-on with the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro and Project Tango!

Got any further questions? Check out the ongoing Q and A thread in the VRHeads forums with our very own Russell Holly.

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1 week ago

Where to buy the Samsung Gear S3 in the U.S.

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Samsung Gear S3

We had to endure a bit of a wait, but now the Gear S3 is on sale.

Samsung's newest smartwatch comes in two forms, the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier, with the latter also offering optional LTE connectivity. Both are big, feature-packed and nice to look at, so long as you're a fan of bigger watches. If you're ready to pick up the latest in wearable tech from Samsung, we have all of the resources for you right here.

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1 week ago

OnePlus 3T now available in the U.S.

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Snapdragon 821 for $439.

OnePlus's new mid-cycle flagship refresh, the OnePlus 3T, is now available to buy unlocked, directly from the upstart manufacturer. The phone is shipping today in both 64GB and 128GB storage configurations, with the base model coming in at $439, and the more capacious model running $479. Right now the only color option is the new "gunmetal" hue, with "soft gold" set to arrive at a later date.

Compared to the soon to be discontinued OnePlus 3, the 3T steps up to a Snapdragon 821 processor, a 16-megapixel front camera, a bigger 3,400mAh battery and additional software tweaks. Besides those differences, you're basically looking at the same phone, and as such the 3 and 3T will be on the same software update schedule in future.

Here's what Andrew Martonik had to say in his review of the phone:

Even with the modest price bump, the OnePlus 3T is an amazing value. It has great hardware, slick and responsive software, amazing battery life, strong rear camera and every internal spec you could want. Even its few weaknesses, like slightly low screen brightness, lack of waterproofing and questionable software update frequency, are minimal bad marks on what is otherwise an exceptional phone. At $439, you can't find a better value than the OnePlus 3T.

The OnePlus 3T rollout continues next week, with a European launch on November 28.

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1 week ago

HTC's 10 Evo is a Bolt for the rest of the world

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HTC Bolt

Mixed bag of hardware launches Nougat and HTC Sense globally.

As rumored, HTC today took the wraps off the HTC 10 Evo, a global version of the Sprint-branded Bolt. Aside from some branding changes, this is the same phone we recently reviewed, with a questionable assortment of hardware: HTC 10-style metal unibody, a bigger 5.5-inch screen, water resistance, USB-C audio only (#donglelife) and a nearly two-year-old Snapdragon 810 processor, with 3GB of RAM. There's also a big focus on audio in general, with the bundled Type-C cans debuting HTC's BoomSound Adaptive Audio.

At least the software is bang up-to-date, with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat preloaded along with HTC's Sense interface.

Here's what Florence Ion had to say in her review of the HTC 10 Evo's American cousin:

The Bolt is a definite look at what HTC has in store for us next year. I'm expecting a super cool aluminum smartphone with top-of-the-line hardware and a rear-facing camera that can better capture low light. For now, consider the Bolt a mere test run that shows off Sprint's network — and one that isn't likely worth $600 to you.

The HTC 10 Evo will launch in Europe this month, but there's no word of any carrier partnerships or SIM-free price just yet. To the latter point, the current £500 unlocked price of the higher-specced HTC 10 (not to mention competitively priced rivals like the OnePlus 3T3 could make things tricky for HTC. For what it's worth, the Bolt's $600 cost would place it around the same price point as the HTC 10 in the UK, if prices were converted over directly.

More: HTC Bolt review

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1 week ago

Grab a Google Home for $99 for a limited time starting Nov 23

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Now this how you drive adoption of a new smart home product.

Google is starting Black Friday a little early, and on Wednesday (November 23) you'll be able to snag a Google Home for just $99 at the Google Store, Best Buy, Target and Walmart.

It's easy to set up, fun to play with and you can make your Hue lamps do stuff by talking to it. Now you can save $30, too.

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1 week ago

Huawei's holiday sale will save you money on phones, tablets and wearables

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Save big on great products from Huawei at the places where you'll already be shopping.

Huawei is offering some great deals on the Honor 8, Huawei Fit, Huawei Watch, MediaPad M3 and the MateBook + through popular resellers for their holiday sale. The sales start today and run until December 2. Here is what you can get, where you can get it and how long the deal will last.

Save $200 on a Huawei MateBook+ with keyboard and $300 on a MateBook+ bundle at the Microsoft Store. The bundle includes the MateBook+, keyboard, pen and dock. This deal runs until December 2.

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Snag a 32GB Honor 8 for $299.99 or a 64GB Honor 8 for $399 at Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg or B&H. These deals run from November 25 through 28.

Chat about this, as well as a separate $1 Flash sale on the Honor 8 in the forums.

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The MediaPad M3 is $249 at Amazon between November 25 and November 28.

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The Huawei Fit is $99 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg until November 28.

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Save $200 on select styles of the Huawei Watch at Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Google Store, Newegg and Target until December 2.

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1 week ago

Motorola Black Friday deals: Save buckets of cash on the Moto Z and a Moto Mod

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$250 off Verizon and unlocked Moto Z bundles make Thanksgiving Santa especially jolly.

Motorola has posted their Black Friday deals, and if you're in the market for a new Moto Z you'll like what you see.

For the appetizer, you can save $100 on the second generation Moto 360. You also get free shipping and you can run it through Moto Maker for a bit of personal flair. $249 is a great price for this one.

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1 week ago

Google Maps now tells you when places are busy in real time

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Manage your time better with the new Google Maps update.

Google Maps has received a small update today focusing on improving time rationing at busy stores around the holiday (and beyond). In an update to Google Maps for Android and iOS, the service now tells you not only the general times when a restaurant, bar or store is busy, but, where available, a real-time summary of its popularity.

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1 week ago

Amplifi HD Home Wi-Fi system review: Your next Wi-Fi router

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Ubiquiti Networks' Amplifi HD promises complete coverage and fast network speeds for your whole house. And it delivers.

Mesh networking isn't exactly a new thing. But an affordable way to get started, and a setup routine that doesn't need a network engineer to make everything work is new. Even Google is taking part of a recent consumer push for fast and easy mesh networking in your house with Google Wifi. Everyone needs fast internet for things like streaming movies or playing online games, and for some homes, a single router solution won't cut it. That's where mesh networking comes in.

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1 week ago

Protect your OnePlus 3T with one of these cases for just $6

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If you're thinking about picking up a OnePlus 3, you'll want to have a nice case to protect it from the first day. Ringke is currently offering up its clear back TPU bumper case for just $6 at Amazon with a coupon code. This is a 50% savings on the case, which is quite a deal, and at $6 there is very little reason that you wouldn't grab one.

You can pick between an all clear version or a smoke black version which adds some tint to it.

These coupon codes won't last long, so if you are interested, be sure to grab one now!

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1 week ago

MrMobile's OnePlus 3T review: More to love?

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The OnePlus 3T is physically identical to its predecessor aside from a new gunmetal paint job, so it has to rely on small bumps in processor, camera and software to stand out against the OnePlus 3 it's replacing.

Do these improvements make the OnePlus 3T worth its $40 price increase? Does it still beat out other smartphones in its class? Are you quick enough to catch a sly "Mr. T" joke? These questions and more answered in MrMobile's OnePlus 3T review!

Stay social, my friends

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1 week ago

Google claims Google Wifi is considerably faster than Eero and Luma routers

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Google says its own multi-router networking solution bests the more expensive competition.

Now that Google Wifi is on sale and shipping within the next two weeks, Google has put out a blog post showing just how well in performs against the mesh networking competition. Google provided its latest networking equipment to an independent testing company, Allion USA, to test in a controlled environment against both Eero and Luma.

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1 week ago

Best replacement watch bands for Samsung Gear S3

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Gear S3 Frontier and Gear S3 Classic

What are the best third-party watch bands for Samsung Gear S3?

The Samsung Gear S3 is pretty new, and hasn't been available for very long.

Thankfully, there are already some great sleek and stylish, functional watch bands to replace the one that comes in the box. The Gear S3 supports standard 22mm watch bands, making it really easy to upgrade with something new.

Here are a few of the best third-party watch bands to consider once you pick up your brand new Samsung Gear S3!

Rerii leather band

Rerii leather band

There's nothing more simple and stylish than a classic leather watch band, and Rerii nails it with their affordable 22mm leather band that the Samsung Gear S3!

Made from a high quality and sturdy yet lightweight and soft leather, the Rerii watch band comes with an easy-to-buckle stainless steel clasp, making it the perfect day-to-day band. Unlike some other watch straps, the Rerii's design is super simple and void of all logos, so it's perfect for people who want a classic-looking smartwatch accessory.

The Rerii leather band also comes in a number of vibrant, eye-catching colors, like black, brown, coffee, black with white stitching, brown with white stitching, or coffee with white stitching.

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TRUMiRR Milanese stainless steel band

TRUMiRR Milanese stainless steel band

The Milanese look has been a staple with traditional watch designs for decades, so incorporating the TRUMiRR Milanese stainless steel band might be the perfect fit if that's the particular style you're after.

This 22mm watch band is designed with a mesh, woven, stainless steel wire, and is adjustable for a variety of wrist sizes, so you never have to be uncomfortable while sporting your Samsung Gear S3.

To attach and detach your watch band, all you need to do is release a small spring bar, minimizing annoying tools. The TRUMiRR may not come in a ton of colors, but it does come in a shiny silver or a clean, classic black design.

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Barton silicone band

Barton silicone band

After garnishing its fair share of positive reviews online and coupled with an easy-release design, vibrant colors, comfortable feel, and much more, the Barton silicone band is a great option to check out while you're customizing your Samsung Gear S3.

The Barton silicone watch band is designed with a textured back, making the slipping and sliding of most smooth silicone bands a thing of the past. The silicone design also makes it a great tool for working out, as you can easily remove and wash it if it starts to look dirty or stink. To change your watch band, simply turn the band over and flip the switch — no tools are required!

You can pick your Barton band from a number of vibrant colors, including black, white, turquoise, forest green, brown, gray, burgundy, yellow, navy blue, orange, peach, dark gray, and baby blue.

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Ritche stainless steel watch band

Ritche stainless steel watch band

The Ritche 22mm stainless steel watch band is an affordable, high quality strap that keeps your Samsung Gear S3 looking classic and clean without any clutter or useless accents of other watch bands.

Unlike some other straps, the Ritche cannot be adjusted to fit individual wrists with a simple tightening system; rather, users will have to remove the links near the band's clasps in order to make the stainless steel Samsung Gear S3 accessory smaller.

To remove the Ritche, you will have to use a small tool which comes with the band. The Ritche only comes in one color, silver, but if you're looking for a watch with a similar style in a different color, then we suggest taking a peek at the Vetoo.

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ArtStyle nylon strap

ArtStyle nylon strap

Keep things simple, fun, and functional with the ArtStyle watch band made from a sturdy nylon material and a durable metal buckle!

The ArtStyle nylon strap is easily adjustable and is hypoallergenic, making it the perfect band to wear if you have sensitive skin. The material is also breathable and waterproof on top of being extremely comfortable to wear day-to-day.

On top of the ArtStyle's practical design, the watch strap comes in a ton of different, bright colors, including red, blue/yellow, black, black/gray, navy blue, gray, khaki, orange, army green, black/blue, black/green/red, black/gray/blue, black/gray/orange, black/gray/green, black/red.

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What's your pick?

Is there a third-party watch band that you think would be perfect for the Samsung Gear S3? Let us know in the comments below and we'll be sure to check it out!

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1 week ago

Instagram borrows from Facebook, Snapchat with live video, expiring photos

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What's old is new again with Instagram's latest update.

Instagram is beginning to roll out some new features that will seem oddly familiar to Snapchat users and fans of Facebook live videos. In its latest update, Instagram has added live video to Instagram Stories, along with disappearing images and videos in direct messages to friends and groups.

The update has yet to reach all users, but when it does you'll find the new live video option by swiping right in the Stories camera mode. Your followers may receive a notification to let them know when you're live, and you'll be able to stream for up to an hour. When someone is live, you'll see "Live" under their profile pic on the Instagram Stories feed. Simply tap their story to join their stream, where you can comment. The streamer also has the option to pin their favorite comments to the stream. Live videos will also be found in the Explore tab.

This sounds pretty much identical to Facebook Live, which was launched back in April to allow all of Facebook's 1.79 billion users to stream live video right from the Facebook mobile app.

Meanwhile, Instagram has taken another page out of Snapchat's playbook with it's new direct messaging feature. With the new update, you'll be able to send photos or videos directly to friends or groups that will expire as soon as they're viewed. Take a silly selfie, slap a sticker on it and send it off to your Instagram besties. You'll then be able to see if your snaps — I mean, direct messages — have been replayed or screenshotted.

Sound familiar at all?

Let us know if you've gotten the update, and what you think about Instagram's 'innovations'.

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1 week ago

OnePlus 3T review: Rekindling a love story

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OnePlus 3T

The best budget-minded flagship gets even better with a mid-cycle spec bump.

The OnePlus 3 is easily the company's most complete (and well-received) product, offering a high-end experience at a fraction of what you'd expect to pay elsewhere. But the hardcore phone nerds that are so often potential OnePlus buyers are a fickle bunch, and they may not be interested in buying an "old" phone that was released six months ago. The answer? Bump the specs, add a couple important improvements and re-release the phone to reassure potential buyers that they're getting the absolute best when they buy.

The result of that thinking is the OnePlus 3T. The "T" doesn't really mean anything, per se, aside from the fact that some companies use an "S" to denote their follow-up models ... and well, T is one letter more. But the name also denotes that you're getting the new phone, and the OnePlus 3T does have a few points of distinction that are worth re-evaluating it as a phone worthy of your hard-earned dollars.

With the same great overall experience so many people enjoyed on the original OnePlus 3, the OnePlus 3T adds a little extra in the form of some new specs, a new storage option, a fresh color choice and the promise that a new software version is just a month away. Here is our full review of the mid-cycle OnePlus refresh.

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